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03-27-2010 11:22 PM

Cards on the table time.... - 11 replies

Okay. Fess up. Who’s got a Mahogany Zero Clearance Insert on their band saw??? Ante up?? I’m in. ”Yankees never throw anything away….” :-) Those with a truly keen eye will notice the tiny blood stain, just to the left of the blade. This is how I’m signing my work … for now ;-)

03-22-2010 10:52 PM

Don't forget to clean Shop Vac filters! - 14 replies

Little thing. Stupid thing. But …. I have the HEPA filter on my Craftsman Shop Vac. Regularly, I lift the lid, and bang the filter “clean” with the edge of my rafter square. Big difference. Today, though, I hooked the upholstery brush to the Dust Collector, and cleaned the HEPA filter out more thoroughly. N...

03-12-2010 10:43 PM

Equilibrium Moisture Content ? - 5 replies

I picked up a small batch of beetle-kill, Lodgepole Pine, yesterday, from the mill that logs and saws it. My moisture meter calls it 10%. My understanding is that there is an Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) for every given temp and humidity level. From calculators like this one, it seems that my 64*F basement, sitting at 40% relative...

03-11-2010 12:42 AM

Router base close call - 20 replies

I had the dovetail jig out, today, to make my nephew a carpenter’s tool box. I had made a base for my Ryobi RE180PL plunge router (out of ply). I’ve used it before, successfully. But … today … I had to swap out the dovetail bit and 3/4” bearing—the only setup I’ve used, so far—for the 5/8...

03-03-2010 10:03 PM

Tenoning Jig Cutoff Sports - 6 replies

Anybody done it?? Spent some time, again today, using the tenoning jig on the table saw. Ping. Pow. Zzzzzzing! The cutoffs fly in a pretty wide area, and at a pretty random trajectory. So … I’ve been thinking about Tenoning Jig Cutoff Golf, for the low-flying ones, and/or Tenoning Jig Cutoff Basketball, for the high-fly...

02-27-2010 10:20 PM

Grizzly sighting ... price on its head??? - 15 replies

I like—maybe even LOVE—my Bosch 4100, but … like a lot of things in this world … I’m aware of its limitations. There’s a guy near me who … is in a tough spot … and has to sell his Grizzly 1023SL with Shop Fox fence and roller base: I think it’s four years old. It looks totally ...

12-29-2009 06:22 PM

Richard Proenneke - ?? - 11 replies

Anybody heard of him? The other night, I was channel surfing, and came across Alone In The Wilderness. I tuned in. Turns out, it’s the story of a guy who was a carpenter in the military, and then became a heavy equipment operator and mechanic. Quite smart. Quite skilled. Quite talented. Moved to Twin Lakes, Alaska to do the Th...

12-20-2009 11:14 PM

Irwin SL300 6" Quick Grip - Six Bucks! - 6 replies

Stopped by Ace, today. Saw a sign in the door: buy the 6” Irwin SL300 Quick-Grip clamp for $12.00, and get a mail in rebate good for six bucks back. Final price, then: six bucks. Good on purchases through 1/2/2010. I got two. Why not? NOTE: The rebate—I just noticed—says one per item, per household, per person, b...

12-14-2009 10:27 PM

Electrician's coming!! - 32 replies

Wednesday morning, the electrician arrives. I did my first true (2-dimensional) Sketchup drawing (!!!) to lay it out, to scale: Quick questions: 1) I’ve read a few of the pro’s and con’s of using cord drops from the ceiling for equipment. I’ve specified three: - Dust collector (ordered remote control, alr...

11-01-2009 10:25 PM

Blindly cutting dado's on a router table - 10 replies

I’m building a tool box for my soon-to-be 2 y/o StepGrandSon (?): The sides and ends will have dado’s to accept the ply bottom. The instructions say this about making those dado’s, with a straight bit, on the router table: With the dovetails completed, next we’ll need to cut the dadoes to hold the bottom of the...

10-14-2009 01:52 AM

How to get this router onto this router table? - 15 replies

I’m finding out, again, how little I know ;-) I have a Ryobi RE180PL router# I bought a Craftsman 28160 Router Table From what I can tell (this is where my poor eyesight hangs me up), the bolt circle pattern built into the router TABLE (listed at 5 3/8”) is different from, and cannot be altered in any way to match, the two t...

10-13-2009 04:36 PM

My apologies - 4 replies

[I’m very sorry. My original post had a needless reference to a swear word that offended some folks. They were right. I was wrong. I’ve cleaned up my act, and apologize to all for the post. THIS is now going to substitute for the original]

10-12-2009 02:21 AM

So ... how DO I do this??? - 7 replies

The lid to my wife’s sewing box broke. Conveniently, it’s made of wood (!). Figured I’d try to bang one out today. Had a $0.51 piece of cull (2×6) from the Depot. The original top frame is 1/2” thick, so I surfaced the cull piece so it was good and square/smooth, did a re-saw on my TS to get about a 5/8”...

10-07-2009 06:12 PM

How would you join this project? - 20 replies

Hi there! I hope the three-page .pdf doc will open, but will put a Plan B in place, in case. LINK I already built the storage bench. My wife put on urethane coat #2, this morning. She loves the piece, though, and has asked me to scale it to make a TV stand/dresser. So I did (the graph paper sheet. 1 square = 2 inches). The layo...

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